Join dozens of supporters around the Bay and stand up for early childhood literacy! Share the news on your social media and make a donation! Together we can raise more funds to support our students success. A child from an under-resourced neighborhood able to read by third grade is 12x more likely to graduate high… Read more »more... Super Stars Literacy releases 2015-16 Annual Report
We are pleased to share our 2015-16 Annual Report – take a look! Meet our students and staff, learn about our impact, and get up-to-date on the latest organizational news and plans for the coming year.more... Now Accepting Applications for the 2016-2017 AmeriCorps Program
Super Stars Literacy is now accepting applications for our 2016 – 2017 AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps Members serve full-time in one of eight San Francisco Bay Area schools to provide immersive reading support services to K-2nd grade students. Super Stars Literacy was born in Oakland, and has expanded to locations in Hayward, and Newark, CA. In addition to… Read more »more...
Join us for our 15th Anniversary Gala! Saturday March 4, 2017 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Send your support today! Gala Chair: Mary Castagnozzi Media Sponsors: Mentors: The Harper Koren Group at Morgan Stanley Tutors: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Mechanics Bank Supporter: Republic Services For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Daniel Lawlor,… Read more »more... August 22 Back to School!
We’re excited for the new school year! We join families, teachers, and friends to say “Welcome Back!” to the hundreds of young people in our program! Your support opens up a lifetime of opportunities for young readers!more... July 20 Oakland Reads 2020 Annual Network Convening
Our partners at the Oakland Literacy Coalition are planning for the annual summer convening and community celebration of Oakland literacy advocates! When adults connect, young people thrive! Wednesday, July 20 Jack London Aquatic Center 115 Embarcadero, Oakland 2:00-5:30PMmore...
The Achievement Gap
Children from poor families enter school having been exposed, on average, to over 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers.
A student who cannot read proficiently by 3rd grade is over 4 times more likely to drop out of school, which limits their own opportunities and continues the cycle of poverty in their communities
There is an almost 90% chance that a child who is a poor reader at the end of grade 1 will be a poor reader in grade 4.